Social Security Disability Lawyer in Brooklyn
Dedicated, Aggressive Social Security Disability Attorneys in Brooklyn Who Fight For Your Justice
Social Security Disability law is complex and confusing, but we know it inside and out. For more than 90 years, we've helped injured and disabled New Yorkers like you claim the SSD benefits they have coming to them. We assist on every front, from filing for SSD benefits to fighting denied Social Security Disability claims, including taking your SSD case to trial on your behalf if that's what is needed to obtain the SSD payments you deserve. If you can't work because of an assault and battery incident, an accident on the job or you contracted one of the many long-term workplace illnesses or occupational diseases New Yorkers can develop, such as asbestosis, silicosis or mesothelioma, don't wait-call us today. We also handle veterans disability benefits cases and civil service disability pensions pensions, in addition to representing union members who are laid up due to an injury, disability or disease.
Let a Diligent Brooklyn Social Security Disability Lawyer Take on the Government on Your Behalf
The compassionate, tireless Social Security Disability lawyers at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP are renowned for successfully obtaining significant compensation for disabled, injured and ailing clients who can't work any more. If you are suffering from economic struggles and can't pay the bills, we can pursue Supplemental Security Income on your behalf as well. You should have every SSI or SSD dime the government owes you and, with our hard-working New York legal team at your side, there is every likelihood you'll finally get it.
SSD claims can be complicated – we can help
There is a process that must be followed when applying for SSD benefits. Failure to meet all of the requirements can result in a denial of your claim. Common reasons claims are denied include:
- Insufficient medical evidence – The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires detailed medical records and documentation that clearly support that you have an impairment.
- Failure to follow treatment – If you do not follow prescribed medical treatments or fail to follow through with recommended therapies, the SSA may deny your claim.
- Lack of work history – To qualify for SSD benefits, you must have a sufficient work history and have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.
- Earning capacity – If the SSA determines that you have the ability to earn a substantial income despite impairment, they may deny the claim.
- Failure to cooperate – If you fail to provide the necessary information or documentation requested by the SSA, the claim may be denied due to lack of cooperation.
- Short-term disability – SSD benefits are intended for individuals with long-term disabilities expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
- Failure to meet listing criteria - The SSA maintains a list of medical conditions known as the Listing of Impairments, and your condition must meet the specific criteria outlined in it.
- Residual functional capacity – If the SSA determines that you have the capacity to perform your previous work or other types of work, your claim may be denied.
- Substantial gainful activity – If you are engaging in substantial gainful activity, meaning you are earning a certain amount of income, the SSA may deny your claim.
- Procedural errors – These include errors in completing the application, missing deadlines, or failing to provide requested information.
An experienced SSD attorney can gather supporting documentation that proves you are eligible to receive disability benefits. Your lawyer can also guide you through the process every step of the way and answer questions you have. If your claim is denied, a lawyer can help you file an appeal.
A Tough Brooklyn Lawyer, Who Knows How Hard You've Worked and Who Will Work Hard For You
You've been a dedicated employee your entire life and have paid into the SSD system with every paycheck you earned. Now you need help in return due to a workplace injury, personal injury due to someone else's negligence or a debilitating chronic disease that has you laid up. Now's the time to call a hard-working SSD lawyer in Brooklyn who will fight for your rights. Call us today at (718) 395-5056 or contact us online for a free evaluation. There is no obligation and you don't pay a thing until you win your SSD claim!
Our Brooklyn Offices
180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Livingston Street Office: Take Flatbush Avenue either direction to Livingston Street. (T intersection). Head west on Livingston Street toward Gallatin Place. Our office will be on your left.
2053 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Flatbush Ave Office: If coming from the north or south, take Flatbush Ave; if coming from the east or west, take Flatlands Ave to Flatbush Ave. Our office is on the northeast side of Flatbush Avenue between Troy Ave and Baughman Place.